The Chibolster Team

ChiBolster® has been embraced by well known international fitness presenters and leading specialists in the functional and remedial Pilates industry.

This highly respected team contributes, presents, endorses and more importantly uses the ChiBolster® in their everyday programming and teaching, highlighting the benefits of the ChiBolster®.

IDEA, ACE, FitPro and FILEX instructors, along with IDEA’s 2009 Instructor of the Year understand the benefits of using ChiBolster ®, presenting classes and programs regularly at the world’s leading fitness forums.


June Kahn thoroughly enjoys life to the fullest, which she believes, should be the goal of everyone. “I am most fulfilled when I have the opportunity to empower others to be the best they can be.”

June is the founder and director of June Kahn’s Bodyworks, LLC, Professional Fitness Pilates Training in Boulder, CO. She is the Education Director for Beamfit™, LLC and the Life Studio Coordinator for Life Time Fitness in Westminster, CO., responsible for directing and implementing the Yoga and Pilates programs for the club.

A former dancer with over 20 years experience, June is best known for bridging the gap between classical Pilates and the fitness industry, bringing the two worlds together with her unique programming formats. A certified Health Fitness Instructor through ACSM (The American College of Sports Medicine), ACE (American Council on Exercise) and a Pilates Certified Trainer through the Physical Mind Institute, June was awarded the 2009 World IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year Award for her years of dedication and contributions to the Fitness and Mind Body Industry.

A Pilates Practitioner and Trainer for both Pilates Mat and Reformer work,she has written and developed both Pilates continuing education courses and Specialty Certificate programs for fitness professionals and enthusiasts. In addition, June has developed numerous programs for many organizations including Nautilus Health and Fitness Group, Reebok University, Stamina Products (AeroPilates) and SCW Fitnessand is featured in numerous fitness and Mind/Body DVD’s. To add to her credits she is also a contributing author to many national fitness publications.


Leslee Bender is the founder of The Pilates Coach and The Bender Method of training. Leslee has been in the fitness industry for over 25 years and has presented internationally.

She has produced over 25 DVD’s and written several articles for IDEA and many other fitness publications. Leslee was the first to bring a safer approach to Pilates training for today’s society in which her work has been published in The Journal of Applied Research.

Leslee was the ORIGINAL creator of The Pilates mini ball which is now The Bender Ball voted 2007 best fitness short form infomercial. Leslee is ACSM, NASM ACE AFAA and B.A. University of Nevada and has recently started her journey as LMT and Body Talk therapist. She is now a ChiBolster Master Trainer and has been presenting training sessions at major Fitness events throughout the United States.


Author of two books, Sandie offers unrivalled excellence in the holistic approach to fitness and health as a teacher for Modern Pilates and the ChiBall Method™. Sandie qualified at the Stott Conditioning certification centre in Toronto, Canada in 2000 and her book Pilates with Chi Principles was published in 2001. By incorporating Pilates with the ChiBall she now presents “Chi Pilates” nationally and internationally. Sandie helped develop the ChiBolster Remedial Pilates programme with Liz Guilhaus – Australian remedial Pilates specialist.


Laina Scolnick is a Licensed Physical Therapist, Certified Pilates and Fitness instructor and business owner, residing in Vail, Colorado.

Her passion for assessing biomechanics, rehabilitation and fitness, enables her to create unique treatment programs, utilizing movement to achieve optimal healing and enhanced physical performance with her clients.

More recently, Laina has been incorporating the ChiBolster into her work with her patients. She has also educated fitness professionals on the use of the ChiBolster specifically, demonstrating its’ benefits for Pilates exercises and muscle release techniques.

Laina has had a strong involvement in the fitness industry for over 12 years, teaching classes and leading workshops for fitness professionals on Pilates, prenatal exercise and rehabilitation.

Laina brings her passion for education, fitness and creative business development to all the work in which she is involved.


Liz’s professional dance career led her to study for a BA in Modern Dance in 1986, where she was first introduced to the Pilates technique. After using Pilates to rehab a skiing injury, she was asked to join a Physiotherapy practice and obtained two seperate Rehab Pilates qualifications. After 9 years of invaluable experience working for two rehab clinics, Liz now has her own Pilates studio where she is integrating the skills she obtained during her ChiBall training and developing other strategies for functional retraining using the ChiBolster. Liz also teaches Music Theatre, Dance, Drama and Pilates at a private girls college and loves adventuring with her family.


Monica created and developed the ChiBall Method™ through a lifelong commitment to dance, fitness training and the study of oriental medicine. Monica’s enthusiastic and knowledgeable approach to health, fitness and wellbeing has made ChiBall a worldwide success, which earned her Australia’s South Australian Fitness Leader of the Year in 1996 and the Fitness Professionals UK’s Award of Excellence in 2000. Monica is an author, speaker and consultant for many mind body concepts including the new ChiBolster Remedial Pilates training programme.

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